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Report: Incoming Celtic boss Eddie Howe wants to sign 29-year-old forward

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Report: Incoming Celtic boss Eddie Howe wants to sign 29-year-old forward

Celtic may reportedly be interested in signing attacker Joshua King this summer if Eddie Howe is appointed the new manager at Parkhead.

Howe, 43, is being strongly linked by various reports with the vacant managerial position at Celtic.

According to the Scottish Sun, Howe is the incoming manager for the Bhoys, and he’s already considering his first transfer target.

King, who is currently on loan at Premier League club Everton from Championship side Bournemouth, played under Howe for several years at the latter.

The report explains that Howe has picked out former player King as someone that could replace wantaway Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard.

 

It is added that “several” English clubs are interested in the King’s signature and that he’s unlikely to join loan club Everton, but Howe will try tempt him into a reunion in Scotland.

King hasn’t quite made the desired impact at Everton since his mid-season loan move, and as it stands will be back with Bournemouth in the summer.

But the 29-year-old has shown his quality in the past, something which is highlighted by the fact he’s scored 48 goals in 169 Premier League appearances during his career.

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TBR’s View:

If Celtic do lose Edouard in the summer, it’s going to be such a huge task for Howe to fix.

A deal for £45,000-a-week ace King would be a no-brainer given the pair’s history together, but whether Celtic could pull off a financial deal for him remains to be seen.

He could score goals for fun in Scotland if he gets back to his best, and it would be a statement addition even if he’s had a difficult individual season this year mainly due to game time.

The Norway international is the type of target Celtic fans can expect if Howe joins.

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